I did a review of the Victoria Museum and Art Gallery but think it decides a wider audience as its a terrific place and deserves a wider Audience, here goes
This museum is in a building all Liverpudlians will know but never visited. Its the red brick building with the ornate clocktower opposite the catholic cathedral. Its free to enter and has displays on two floors and a cafe on the ground floor. As you enter I guarantee you will be stunned by this victorian masterpiece in tiling, the great fireplace is breathtaking. This has to be one of the best cafe venues in the North west.
The displays include a history of dentistry which is very gory and a hands on display of the hittite empire which sounds boring but isnt I promise, kids will enjoy the explorers tent and hands on exhibits.
In the art gallery are the bird drawings of John James Audubon his book of birds is one of the most expensive in the world one copy is in Liverpools library and will go on display this year, the exhibition here is of his stay in Liverpool with the Rathbone family who were his patrons in the city.
This museum is little known but deserves more visitors.